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Coaching Clients Back into a Meaningful Life: Using Behavioral Activation to Treat PTSD


Coaching Clients Back into a Meaningful Life: Using Behavioral Activation to Treat PTSD

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Location: South Seattle College, Georgetown Campus
Gene J. Colin Education Hall
6737 Corson Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206-934-5350
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From: May 31, 2019 at 9:00am to: 4:00pm

Trainer(s): Matthew Jakupcak, Ph.D.

Details: Dr. Jakupcak will describe Behavioral Activation, a contextual behavioral psychotherapy approach shown to be effective for treating PTSD. He will describe the empirical support for BA for PTSD and present findings of a research study of BA for PTSD in returning Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans. Dr. Jakupcak will also provide case examples to illustrate core components of BA, as well as challenges of applying this approach to address PTSD in Veterans.

Objectives: 1) Attendees will be able to describe the theory and core components of Behavioral Activation (BA) used to treat Depression and PTSD; 2) Attendees will become familiar with the empirical support for BA as a treatment for PTSD; 3) Attendees will be able to describe research finding specific to a test of BA as a treatment for PTSD among returning Veterans; and 4) Attendees will be able to describe the “real world” clinical challenges and benefits of applying BA to treat PTSD.

Cost: None

Parking: $3/day on campus (pay at the Kiosk in front of the Colin Education Hall)

Free CEs & Clock Hours: Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
The Veterans Training Support Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. VTSC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.